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    Desert Hope is a beautiful oasis with modern charm located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We provide all levels of care from detox, in-patient, outpatient and sober living.

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  • A New Life Awaits

    Start your recovery at our spa-like facility in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Holistic therapies, chef-prepared meals, and LGBTQ+ support are among the many features of our premier drug and alcohol treatment program.

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  • The Best Place to Recover in Orange County

    Laguna Treatment Hospital is located in Orange County, CA. The first Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital in the OC, we offer safe medical detox, mental health support, and wellness programs.

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    Take a step back from your life and get the help you need at our premier drug and alcohol addiction center. Nestled in the countryside 1.5 hours from Memphis, Oxford gives you the support you need in a calm and beautiful setting.

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  • Recovery Forecast includes Tropical Weather

    Your recovery can start at either of two premier drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the Greater Miami area - Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, FL. Our specialties include treatment for veterans and first responders.

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    Retreat to the sunny climate of Tampa, Florida for a stay at the gold standard of treatment facilities. We offer customized care plans to help you on your recovery journey.

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  • Helping New Englanders Find Recovery for Over 30 years

    Escape to the countryside to recovery in New Jersey’s premier drug rehab & treatment center. Located only an hour from New York City.

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Top 10 Party Schools in the US

Every year, the Princeton Review releases several lists ranking hundreds of colleges across the United States, comparing them on various areas of student life, from academics and college newspaper to extracurriculars and “party” life. Available social life at and around a college is one area that many students search for, either looking for more rigorous environments to prepare them for a competitive workplace, or seeking fun times with likeminded individuals with fewer academic or career demands on their time.

The term party school refers to a college or university that has the reputation for fewer demands on student time, including academic work, career opportunities, and even most extracurriculars. These schools typically have active fraternities and sororities, which gives them the reputation for heavy abuse of drugs or alcohol among students, licentious activities, and less academic pressure. While students may receive a quality education while also socializing or abusing intoxicating substances, students who are subject to peer pressure to socialize, drink, take drugs, or focus on fun rather than their studies may not do as well academically, which can be a detriment to their future careers. Additionally, exposure to drugs or alcohol can lead to substance abuse struggles throughout life.

Party Schools

Students, parents, academics, and administrators take the Princeton Review’s rankings very seriously when considering future schools to attend. While the rankings adjust a little every year, many schools consistently make the top 20, if not the top 10. Below are the top 10 party schools for 2017/2018, according to the Princeton Review:

  1. Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
    6,377 students
  2. West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV
    22,350 students
  3. Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA
    3,571 students
  4. Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY
    15,218 students
  5. University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, WI
    31,710 students
  6. University of Delaware – Newark, DE
    17,669 students
  7. University of Colorado, Boulder – Boulder, CO
    27,846 students
  8. Colgate University – Hamilton, NY
    2,882 students
  9. Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
    5,080 students
  10. University of Maine – Orono, ME
    9,323 students

A different metric comes from Niche.com, a site using reviews from students and sometimes faculty to list their top 10 rankings. While this website has not been creating their top 10 lists as long as the Princeton Review, it does provide insight based on personal opinions rather than surveyors’ investigations. Niche.com, based on thriving nightlife and diverse party scenes on campus, lists the following top 10 party schools for 2018:

  1. Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
  2. University of Georgia – Athens, GA
  3. Miami University – Oxford, OH
  4. University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA
  5. Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL
  6. West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV
  7. University of Texas, Austin – Austin, TX
  8. Penn State – University Park, PA
  9. Indiana University, Bloomington – Bloomington, IN
  10. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL

Although the party school rankings do not necessarily correlate to poor academics at the university or college, students who seek out party schools may already be at risk for substance abuse or addictive behaviors. A 2015 study correlated alcohol abuse at party schools compared to colleges and universities with fewer active Greek chapters, the presence of a keg at a party, and whether or not servers cut off those who appeared intoxicated. Results showed that, as suspected, drinking to intoxication or beyond, including among those under the age of 21, occurred more at party schools compared to schools with less active on-campus or off-campus socializing or parties. While social life for students is important, implementing prevention strategies to keep students away from dangerous drugs or addictive behaviors appeared to work.